Apache Tomcat 6.0.x < 6.0.53 / 7.0.x < 7.0.77 / 8.0.x < 8.0.43 Pipelined Requests Information Disclosure

high Nessus Plugin ID 99367
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Synopsis

The remote Apache Tomcat server is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.

Description

According to its self-reported version number, the Apache Tomcat service running on the remote host is 6.0.x prior to 6.0.53, 7.0.x prior to 7.0.77, or 8.0.x prior to 8.0.43. It is therefore, affected by a flaw in the handling of pipelined requests when send file processing is used that results in the pipelined request being lost when processing of the previous request has completed, causing responses to be sent for the wrong request. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to disclose sensitive information.

Note that Nessus has not attempted to exploit this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Upgrade to Apache Tomcat version 6.0.53 / 7.0.77 / 8.0.43 or later.

See Also

https://tomcat.apache.org/security-6.html#Fixed_in_Apache_Tomcat_6.0.53

https://tomcat.apache.org/security-7.html#Fixed_in_Apache_Tomcat_7.0.77

https://tomcat.apache.org/security-8.html#Fixed_in_Apache_Tomcat_8.0.43

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 99367

File Name: tomcat_8_0_43.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Web Servers

Published: 4/14/2017

Updated: 3/11/2020

Dependencies: tomcat_error_version.nasl, tomcat_win_installed.nbin, apache_tomcat_nix_installed.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-5647

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:tomcat

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Apache Tomcat

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/2/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/2/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5647

BID: 97529